October 2017. Simon Palmer, Ecco Bistro, Brisbane.
Simon started his career in Newcastle and then went onto to work in the likes of Bacca's, Urbane and Gerards. He now runs the highly respected Ecco Bistro in Brisbane. Simon focuses on bistro dining with a modern twist allowing the produce to sing and dance on the plate.
Ecco Bistro, owned by the legendary Philip Johnson brought his food and passion to the Australian restaurant scene many years ago gaining him an enormous amount of respect and had seen many young chefs flourish in his kitchen.
The Ecco Bistro experience takes on classically refined dishes and adds a whole new level of texture to it using a mash of techniques to bring out a new dimension of flavour on the plate. Simon not only thinks deeply about the flavours but the compostion of colour and lines when bringing a dish together.